Monday, October 4, 2010
This is my video for lab B1. I learned a lot of information about my abilities to teach from this lab. Overall, I was really nervous while teaching. First off when I was holding up my sign with the cues my hand was shaking which made the sign shake too. I don't think the students noticed, but just noticing myself made me even more nervous. I practiced over 15 times at my apartment everything I was going to say while in front of the class, but when it came to the real thing I left a couple major pieces out of my lesson plan. Firstly, I did not say my safety statement which is very important so the kids do not fool around and get hurt. I also did not demonstrate what I wanted the students to perform. I was lucky this time because my task for the class was so easy to grab just from explaining it. I know there are going to be times when just talking is not good enough for the students. I need to make sure everything I do is clear for the class and that means I always need to perform a demonstration.
One thing I thought I did really well with this second lab is I projected my voice and had confidence in everything I said. I noticed that in order to be a good teacher you need to have your kids believe in what you are saying. This overall means I need to have confidence in myself before I can have the students I am teaching believe in the things I am saying. I also thought I did a good job getting the students into the lesson. I had the students call out "GOT IT" every time they hit the target. I thought for me as the teacher this was good because I knew what students were getting it and which ones were not. This way I could go around and give each student the proper feedback that they needed.
Overall I am excited about the next lab because I know what I need to do. I need to demonstrate and remember all the pieces of my lesson plan like I did in the first lab, and I need to have confidence like I did in the second lab. If I can bring all the pieces of the puzzle together I think I can really impress my classmates with my performance.